Washington's women's cross country team dominated every time it ran this fall, winning each race easily. Today, the Huskies did it again, winning the NCAA championship in Terre Haute, Ind.
The NCAA title was the first for a UW cross-country team. The Huskies have reached the national meet 12 of the past 15 years, but last year's eighth-place finish had been their highest. Until today.
The Huskies finished with 79 points. Oregon was second with 131, Florida State third at 163.
"They really closed well," UW coach Greg Metcalf said of his runners' effort on a chilly day. "They were awesome, they just did a great job."
Sally Kipyego, a senior at Texas Tech, was the individual winner, claiming the title for an NCAA-record third time. Kipyego covered the 6,000-meter women's course in 19 minutes, 28.1 seconds on a chilly day.
Oregon won the 10,000-meter men's race, led by individual winner Galen Rupp.